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On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History von Carlyle, Thomas (eBook)

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On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

In his 1840 lectures on heroes, Thomas Carlyle, Victorian essayist and social critic, championed the importance of the individual in history. Published the following year and eventually translated into fifteen languages, this imaginative work of history, comparative religion, and literature is the most influential statement of a man who came to be thought of as a secular prophet and the "undoubted head of English letters" (Emerson). His vivid portraits of Muhammad, Dante, Luther, Napoleon-just a few of the individuals Carlyle celebrated for changing the course of world history-made On Heroes a challenge to the anonymous social forces threatening to control life during the Industrial Revolution.In eight volumes, The Strouse Edition will provide the texts of Carlyle's major works edited for the first time to contemporary scholarly standards. For the general reader, its detailed introductions and annotations will offer insight into the author's thought and a reconstruction of the diverse and often arcane Carlylean sources.

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    Format: PDF
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Seitenzahl: 622
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9780520911536
    Verlag: University of California Press
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